legal case for him. but if he can get these jurors to feel for him, if he can get a lesser included, something like manslaughter, that could be a win for him. >> and obviously, children at stake, witnesses. >> 9-year-old child who witnessed it, has to testify. >> dan abrams, we'll hear more as the story develops. let's go to sam and a look at the nation's weather. >> good morning, elizabeth. reports are in on the hattiesburg tornado. national weather service looked at it. the damage, almost 20 miles long. a horrible night. 82 people injured. but no one killed. 170-mile-per-hour winds, rated an ef-4. we looked back at weather records as far as we can see. this is the strongest tornado in this area at this time of year ever recorded. so, that was a rough one for those folks. now, we've got thunderstorms lining up from dallas, early morning, into the shreveport, louisiana, area. i know it's fat tuesday. but new orleans will have stronger thunderstorms by afternoon. there's informational flood watches out.